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This footage shows the huge 20-foot python that wrapped itself around a mum taking out the rubbish and bit her repeatedly before neighbours killed it with machetes.
The incident took place in the district of Baling in the north-western Malaysian state of Kedah when the mother, identified as factory worker Halifah Othman, momentarily popped out of the house with the rubbish at around 11pm.
In that moment, a massive six-metre (20-foot) snake, believed to be a reticulated python (Malayopython reticulatus), weighing 30 kilogrammes (66 lbs) attacked her, according to reports.
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The mum yelled for help and her teenage sons, Mohd Rasul Abdullah, 16, and Mohd Aziz, 15, came outside to her aid.
Reports said that they tried to rescue her by pulling its long tail, but the snake did not release the woman and neighbours appeared with machetes and killed it.
Meanwhile, Othman received several snakebites to her head, leg and hand and was rushed to hospital for treatment, according to local media.
Teenage son Mohd Rasul said: “A big thanks to the neighbours who came to help and killed the python. They saved my mother.”
According to reports, 16-year-old neighbour Zulhamidi Abdul Halim alerted the authorities, telling local media: “I was told of the incident by a friend and rushed to the house to check on the victim. I saw her bleeding from her neck and one of her legs.”
Meanwhile, Malaysia Civil Defence Force chief Mohd Faizol Ab Aziz said that the family’s house is situated close to swampland which is where the snake is believed to have come from.